Bannaroo wasn’t the only festival over the weekend. There was also the Sweden Rock Festival. And knowing how much the Swedes like their rock, the lineup makes total sense. They had Motley Crue, Soundgarden, Motorhead, Mastodon, Bad Company, Fear Factory, Ugly Kid Joe, and even Sebastian Bach. To show they aren’t just interested in the more mainstream metal and that they also have a taste for the darker stuff the Swedish Rock Festival also welcomed Cannibal Corpse, King Diamond and a slew of Swedish death metal.
You can find a slew of videos circulating online from the weekend festival. Also over the weekend there was the Download Festival in the UK. The three-day festival welcomed Metallica, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Lamb of God, Rise Against, Killswitch Engage, Hellyeah, Theory of a Deadman, Shinedown, Halestorm and even Cory Taylor did a little bit of time on the stage by himself. There’s video online of Taylor hooking up with Lizzy Hale to perform a cover of AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long.” Wonder what happened afterwards backstage.
In other non-festival news—Rob Zombie says that his film, Lords of Salem is not ready yet. The horror director told his Facebook followers that it’s not done, he had to take a break for the Megadeth tour and he’ll get back to it in July. So, get off his case!
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